Police break up economic protest in San Jose

October 10, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police in San Jose are taking action to try and end a week-long protest in front of city hall. Activists have been showing solidarity with the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, but right now only a handful of the 300 protesters that were there yesterday are left. On Twitter Monday morning they say that police moved in and swept away their encampment.

Police say one person was cited under a no-camping ordinance. Yesterday demonstrators held a rally to say 99 percent of Americans have been overrun by the nation's wealthiest one percent. They called for changes in California tax code to help middle class families keep more of what they earn. A similar occupation is planned to begin this afternoon in Oakland's Frank Ogawa Plaza in front of city hall.